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CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
, including our own representative kennedy who, in the lega siff his grandfather, bobby -- legacy of his grandfather, bobby, acknowledged the need to embrace the immigrant issue. so i ask my colleagues in the majority on the other side of the aisle, what are we waiting for? our job creators want reform. our work force wants it. our spiritual leaders say it's the right thing to do. and overwhelmingly so do the american people. the facts are so clear that reform will tremendously benefit all of our country. in fact, the congressional budget office has followed the money and they estimate that immigration reform will increase gross domestic product $700 billion in 2023, and $1.4 trillion in 2033. but here we are today facing government shutdowns and sequester levels that eviscerate services so that many vulnerable americans rely on and this is where we are stuck. it's been five months, five months since the senate passed their bill, and yet we have only six days scheduled until the end of the year, and we haven't had one serious vote on immigration reform. americans have put their differenc
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
now to representative bobby scott from virginia. mr. scott: thank you. mr. speaker, i want to thank the gentleman from new york and the gentleman from nevada and the chair from ohio for their strong work and particularly for talking about some of the things that the congressional black caucus has accomplished over the last year. i wanted to take an opportunity to highlight the c.b.c.'s work on advocating a responsible budget, offering responsible solutions to address the budget deficit, cancel the sequester and grow the economy. last march we offered our budget for fiscal year 2014 as an alternative to the budget that was adopted by the house. the c.b.c. budget makes tough choices. but not at the expense of our most vulnerable communities. the c.b.c. budget offers a concrete plan that both cancels the economically disastrous sequester and then pays for that cancellation. our budget is able to do so while also protecting social security, medicare, medicaid, snap nutrition benefits and other vital safety net programs that protect millions of americans from poverty. c.b.c. budget also
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